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Tamo Introduces The New Electronic Pressure Switch from PINTER

With the MINICOMB-EDS PINTER has introduced a new and innovative electronic pressure switch for the fluid technology market.

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The pressure switch features a robust design combined with a highly functional user friendly operating system. With a ergonomic 3-button control panel, the pressure switch is operated with a menu according to VDMA standard. In addition to the standard menu the MINICOMB-EDS features a multilingual plain text menu which clearly explains the selected menu item, ensuring a rapid and hassle-free installation is ensured. 

Reviewing set parameters is easy - even when password protection is active.  

The various menus, parameters and settings are displayed on the monochrome high-resolution full graphic OLED display. The 180° rotatable display allows for excellent readability even under direct sunlight or large angles.

The new MINICOMB-EDS is available from 01st  July 2014.

 

New consultation launched to simplify deep underground access for shale gas and geothermal industries

The Government has announced a consultation over making the procedures for shale gas and oil and deep geothermal drilling access easier. Under the new plans, the procedures would be simplified making the whole process less time consuming and reducing delays.

During the consultation three major elements will be explored; these include access rights, payments for access, and notification of access

If accepted, the proposals would mean that companies would be able to explore the potential of underground drilling for oil, gas and deep geothermal; in return the companies would make a donation to the local community.

However, a company wishing to explore the potential of shale or geothermal would still need to seek permission. There would also be controls in place to protect the environment, and local communities would also be invited to have their say on how they feel exploration might affect their area.

Commenting in a press release, Business and Energy Minister Michael Fallon said:

“Britain needs more home-grown energy. Shale development will bring jobs and business opportunities.

“We are keen for shale and geothermal exploration to go ahead while protecting residents through the robust regulation that is in place.

“These proposals allow shale and geothermal development while offering a fair deal for communities in return for underground access at depths so deep they will have no negative impact on landowners.”

Before a company would be granted permission to explore, they would have to satisfy certain conditions. These include keeping the local community informed of their plans and making a voluntary community donation of £20,000 for each well. The one-off £20,000 payment would need to be made when a well extends more than 200 metres laterally.

The consultation is to be held open for three months, and once enough feedback has been gathered, the Government will make a further announcement concerning the next steps that are to be taken.

Consultations will end on April 15, 2014, and people are invited to review the consultation online or submit queries by visiting the Government consultation page at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/underground-drilling-access

Consumers urged to shop around to save money on energy

Consumers might be concerned over the rising cost of fuels bills, but many of them don’t think to shop around to see if they can get a better deal, according to a new report published by energy regulator Ofgem.

Ofgem estimates that more than 20 million Brits could be missing out by not looking around for a better deal; their survey results showed that while 33% of people are worried about the increasing costs of energy, 43% don’t consider finding a better deal as a priority.

The survey was carried out as part of the new “Be an Energy Shopper” campaign. Ofgem says that while people might consider shopping around for clothes or food, they often don’t think about looking for a better energy deal.

Ofgem hopes that the new campaign will encourage people to go bargain hunting for a better price on their energy bills, and it says that consumers could save up to £200 a year by changing energy suppliers.

Commenting in a press release, Dermot Nolan, Chief Executive at Ofgem said:

“We shop and compare prices for many things in life, yet we often don’t think to do the same when it comes to our energy bills, even when we could be saving around £200.  Previously, people found it difficult to compare tariffs and the process too time consuming but the recent reforms have changed things for the better.  With the introduction of ‘Be An Energy Shopper’ it has never been easier to go energy shopping and get a better deal on your gas and electricity.”

As part of the campaign, consumers are being urged to find a cheaper deal and a new website has been set up to help people get a better price. The website can be found at:

www.goenergyshopping.co.uk

The Government has also been urged to help consumers that are struggling to pay their energy bills. In response, The Government has announced plans to make it easier for people to change suppliers if they find a better deal; they announced earlier this year that energy switching times are to halve by the end of 2014.

In a press release, Secretary of State for Energy, at the Department of Energy and Climate Change, Edward Davey said: 

“Making the switch is easier than ever before, and the ‘Be an energy shopper’ campaign gives consumers practical advice on how to shop around and get the best deal for their energy use. Having made the switch myself, I would encourage anyone who hasn't already done so to check whether their current supplier is giving them the best deal - and if it isn’t, switch.

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